Thursday, December 3, 2015

Just when I think that she doesn't get it at all.... mom posts this article on Facebook.  While we have a mostly good relationship, it isn't exactly one that is close, and really she hasn't given many indications that she's trying to understand what I'm going through.  But this shows that maybe she's trying to get it.

It was subtle, just shared without any explanation, but she shared it, and that means something to me.  I'm also thankful that she didn't mention or tag me and hubs in it, not because I mind people knowing, but because it's not her role to share (though she's violated this trust before).

Granted, her next post was something about spoiling her grandkids, but whatever.  Baby steps.



    Why do men accept the Scriptures about John's Baptism but reject the Scriptures concerning New Covenant baptism?


    Matthew 3:13-15....14 And John tried to prevent Him, saying, "I have need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me? 15 But Jesus answered and said to him, "Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he allowed Him. (NKJV)

    Matthew 3:13-15.......15 Jesus answered him, "This is the way it has to be now. This is the proper way to do everything that God requires of us." Then John gave in to him. (God's Word-Translation)

    Jesus was required to be baptized in water by John the Baptist in order to fulfill all righteousness. Had Jesus rejected John's baptism He would have been disqualified as a perfect sacrifice for mankind. Jesus was without sin, however, He still had to do all that God required Him to do.

    You will notice Jesus did not say I was baptized by John as a simple act of obedience, but it really was not essential in order for me to fulfill all righteousness.

    Luke 7:29-30 And when all the people heard Him, even the tax collectors justified God, having been baptized with the baptism of John. 30 But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God for themselves not having been baptized by him. (NKJV)

    Luke 7:29-30 And all who heard John preach---even the most wicked of them---agreed that God's requirements were right, and they were baptized by him. 30 All, that is, except the Pharisees and teachers of Moses' Law. They rejected God's plan for them and refused John's baptism. (The Living Bible--Paraphrased)

    When men today claim that Christian water baptism is either not essential to salvation or they outright refused to be immersed in water, are they rejecting God's counsel? Are they rejecting God's required for forgiveness of their sins?

    Mark 1:4 John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.(NKJV)

    Why do men believe that John the Baptist baptized in water for the remission of sins and then disbelieve the apostle Peter when he told the three thousands, (Who were baptized under the New Covenant) to repent and be baptized for the forgiveness of sins? (Acts 2:38)

    Matthew 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, "Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee the wrath to come.(NKJV)

    John the baptist said men have to be baptized to escape the wrath of God. Men today say Christian baptism is simply a way to demonstrate their faith.

    Why do men believe what God said about the baptism of John and rejected what God said about New Covenant baptism.


    1. Mark 16:16 ....and is baptized will be saved...(NKJV)

    2. Acts baptized...for the remission of sin...(NKJV)

    3. Acts 22:16...Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins...(NKJV)

    4. 1 Peter 3:21 ..which now saves us, namely baptism..(NKJV)

    5. Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. (NKJV)


    1. Well done, Steve! You are my first ever spam comment! It only took 116 posts over 17 months....ahhhh, the run was good while it lasted. Thanks for the invite to check out your blog but based on your comment I don't think it's up my alley. Have a great day!

  2. I am happy for your mum, that she gets it. I am happy for you.

  3. Though I can't speak for anyone else, it took my family time to come around. That they are supportive now did not come without arguments between us, accusations of me losing my compassion (my favorite!!) and plenty of eye rolls from me. I'm so glad your Mom posted that piece.

    1. I'm glad she did too. Just a little something to show that she actually cares at least a little bit and evidence that she's trying to get it.

      I haven't been accused of losing my compassion, but I have been accused of being dramatic.

  4. Ha! Just when you thought you had your mum’s measure.
    Good on her and good for you that she seems to be trying to understand your experience.

  5. Nobody can take the place of Mum. She is brilliant role model of life.